Friday, 6 March 2009

Bloody Hell! Survival bid steps up a gear in East-Anglia

Saints made it three out of three on Tuesday night, apparently blessed boss Mark Wotte describing their 3-0 demolition away to Ipswich as one of the best nights in the club's history.

Ipswich 0 - Saints 3

Three on a bounce has been an unheard of feat for Saints recently (last achieved under Burley in 2006) and the result gives another significant boost to hopes for suvival. Though other results again went against Saints - they still lie two points adrift of Blackpool - the side's mounting confidence has got rival teams looking over their shoulders going into the run-in. A tricky trip to St Andrew's follows tomorrow, but subsequent home games against QPR and Blackpool provide massive chances for Saints to kick on in their bid for survival. And let it not be forgotten that these three wins have come against top-half opposition; proof that it is all about form - and not necesarily class - in this division.

With more unsavoury reports in today's papers coming as an untimely and unwelcome distraction to the players, this unlikely survival bid could come off the rails at any time. But at the moment, anything seems possible - expressed perfectly by Jason Euell's brace on Tuesday night. On the pitch, things appear to be consistently going Saints' way for the first time this season- let us hope it can continue tomorrow.

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